ERIC Number: ED115261
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Oct-15
Reference Count: N/A
Satellite Technology Demonstration; Final Report.
Federation of Rocky Mountain States, Inc., Denver, CO.
The goal of the Satellite Technology Demonstration project (STD) was to show the feasibility of a satellite-based media system for isolated, rural populations and to test and evaluate user acceptance and the cost of various delivery modes using a variety of materials. The STD amalgamated the resources of government, health, education, and broadcasting organizations and produced such programs as: "Time Out"--a career education course for junior high school students--"Careers and the Classroom: A New Perspective for Teacher"--an inservice program for teachers in the curriculum of career education, and "Footprints"--a series of community-oriented evening programs. The technical performance of the satellite and the network of inexpensive ground terminals which serve 23 states has exceeded design requirements. In this report, objectives, planning and development, and results are extensively discussed, and a project evaluation considers hardware performance, program acceptance, student learning gains, and costs. (EMH)
Descriptors: Audiences, Career Education, Citizen Participation, Communications Satellites, Community Role, Delivery Systems, Demonstration Programs, Educational Radio, Educational Television, Experimental Programs, Inservice Education, Program Evaluation, Programing (Broadcast), Regional Programs, Rural Education, Telecommunications
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Federation of Rocky Mountain States, Inc., Denver, CO.